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  Beneteau USA   Horizons January 2013  
Oceanis 55 - The most anticipated sailboat of the year.

Oceanis 55 Earns 2013 Consumer Choice Award

Best Monohull Over 30 Feet

For those of you who couldn't make it to Strictly Sail Miami for the launch of Beneteau's newest addition in the Oceanis range, we missed your company at the celebration on Valentine's Day. It was exciting to see many loyal Beneteau owners at the event, and it was even more rewarding to hear all the positive feedback following the tours. We received magnificent news during the show when the NMMA announced the Oceanis 55 earned the 2013 Consumer Choice Award for Best Monohull Over 30 feet. Thanks to all who turned out to see the Oceanis 55 and to those who voted for her.

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An intimate look inside Beneteau

Get the 100-page portrait of Beneteau in the new Beneteau Magazine. To download a digital copy of the magazine, click here. If you prefer to have us mail your free copy of the magazine, click here to provide your current mailing address. Please request your magazine by March 8. Quantities are limited!

Off To The Races
Beneteau First 40 at the Rolex Sydney to Hobart Yacht Race

The Beneteau First 36.7 North American Championship 2013 Accepting Entries

The Championship, scheduled for September 5-8, 2013 will be hosted at the Belmont Station of Chicago Yacht Club (CYC). The entry fee includes dockage during the event and access to all parties for the skipper and up to eight crew members. To take advantage of early registration incentives or to learn more, click the button below.

Off To The Races
Beneteau First 40 at the Rolex Sydney to Hobart Yacht Race

Welcome to the Family

CenterPointe Yacht Services of Wisconsin is now representing Beneteau Powerboats in the Western Great Lakes region.

“With three sales and service facilities in Sturgeon Bay (Door County), Milwaukee and Kenosha along with CenterPointe Yacht Services outstanding commitment to customer care, they are clearly a perfect match for Beneteau,” remarked Laurent Fabre, president of Beneteau America.

CenterPoint Yacht Services will feature the Swift Trawler and Gran Turismo ranges as well as introduce the new Barracuda 9 crossover to the Great Lakes region at the Chicago in-water boat show June 13-16, 2013.

To learn more about CenterPointe Yacht Services, visit them at www.centerpointeservice.com

Off To The Races
Beneteau First 40 at the Rolex Sydney to Hobart Yacht Race

And the Survey Says

The editors at Boating Magazine wanted their readers to fully understand and appreciate the importance of a survey when buying or assessing the value of a boat. To demonstrate just how powerful and revealing a survey can be, they used our Swift 34, The Greatest Loop, to illustrate. They performed an initial survey of the new boat and another after her more than 5,000 nautical mile journey around North America's Great Loop this past summer. Click the "Read More" button to see how she did.

Upcoming Boat Shows

Palm Beach International Boat Show (Palm Beach, FL)
March 21 - 24

Strictly Sail Pacific (Oakland, CA)
April 11 - 14

South Carolina In-Water Boat Show (Charleston, SC)
April 12 - 14

Bay Bridge Boat Show (Stevensville, MD)
April 18 - 21

Suncoast Boat Show (Sarasota, FL)
April 19 - 21

TrawlerFest (Anacortes, WA)
May 16 - 19

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Sensible Cruising

Check out the Sense 46 video taken during the Annapolis Sailboat Show compliments of Cruising World. Or, see her in person at Strictly Sail Pacific

Captain's Report
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And The Winner Is...
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It's All Good!

Well, we think so and that's why "Tutto Bene," an Italian expression meaning ‘everything is good' was selected as the winner of last month's naming contest for the First 35 participating in the Sperry Top-Sider Charleston Race Week, April 18-21, 2013. Angela Diaz-Vidaillet won the 3-night stay at Scrub Island Resort, Spa & Marina located on a private island 1.6 miles off the shores of Tortola in the British Virgin Islands. The prize also includes dinner for two and a spa treatment. Congratulations Angela! Many thanks to all who participated in the contest.

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